It can be difficult finding new things to keep children (of all ages) occupied during lockdown and so we thought we would put together a few ideas for you.
So what can be more fun than “cooking” outside without fear of burning charcoal or playing with matches. This science activity introduces the concepts of solar radiation and energy, while producing a tasty treat!
This DIY engineering activity can be done with inexpensive shop-bought supplies and things you find around the house! This activity is a great introduction to hands-on engineering for children 6 and up, and it can be used to introduce connections of energy and friction for older children.
Sometimes our arms aren’t long enough. Can you make something that extends your reach and helps you pick things up
Ever seen those wacky waving tube dudes outside a car showroom or furniture store? Imagine a DIY version!
A linkage is created by connecting two or more rigid parts to make a flexible hinge; you can keep it simple or develop complex mechanical motion by connecting multiple linkages to create all kinds of contraptions. (Think flapping wings, dancing robots, chomping sharks!)